Jagannath Puri Temple

Jagannath Puri Temple

THE TEMPLE OF LORD JAGANNATH The present temple is a rekha deula with curviliner tower on a Pancha Ratha plan.It was built by Ananta Barma Chodaganga Dev during 12th century A.D and was completed by his grandson Ananga Bhima Dev.This temple is one of the tallest monument in the country,the height of which is about 214 feet from the ground level. It stands on an elevated platform of stone measuring about 10 acres, located in Read more…

Leaning Temples of Huma, Sambalpur,Orissa

Leaning Temples of Huma, Sambalpur,Orissa

BIBHUTI MISHRA The main temple, dedicated to Lord Bimaleswar, and other smaller temples in the compound lean, though at different angles. But the pinnacle is perpendicular to the ground. A MARVEL: Theories abound but devotees firmly believe that Viswakarma designed the structure. Experts are foxed by this temple because Silpasashtra, the traditional manual for temple architecture, does not mention such edifices. Located on the banks of the Mahanadi, the 17th century temple of Huma leans Read more…

ANIMAL MASK DANCE

ANIMAL MASK DANCE

Animal Mask dances are prevalent in the villages of Ganjam district. Particularly, during Thakurani Yatra, when the idols are taken out on the streets, the animal mask dancers go on dancing before the procession. During the marriage ceremonies also they lead the bridegroom’s procession to the bride’s house. The three animal mask dances typical of the area are the the tiger, bull and horse. Two persons get in to cane frame and conceal themselves within Read more…